Richardson TX – What Factors pu you at risk for an IRS Audit?

When my clients come to me and provide me their tax information, I sometimes see red flags pop out that I address with them before filing. This review helps to minimize any issues they might have with future IRS reviews/audits. However, I also have taxpayers who come

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Plano TX – Why 2020 Might Be Time To Deal with your IRS Problems

If you’ve owed the IRS over the past 10 years, while you may not have been lucky to have an IRS problem, in general, we’ve seen a much less aggressive IRS in collecting tax debt.  As an Advocate for Taxpayers with IRS problems, I have found the IRS

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Richardson TX – Tax Law Changes for 2019. What Will Impact You?

In 2017, Congress passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was the largest piece of tax legislation that we’ve seen in three decades. The new law had an impact on almost all taxpayers who came to our Richardson, TX tax office, as well as taxpayers throughout the country. Most

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Plano TX – How to calculate Insolvency for a Cancelled Debt on Form 982

Two weeks ago, I wrote that there are certain situations which permit the exclusion from Gross Income on a Taxpayer’s tax return, when they are the recipients of debt forgiveness that would typically be taxed. One of the options that permitted exclusion was for debt cancelled during insolvency. Today we’ll

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Richardson TX – Who Qualifies for the Home Office Deduction

In some case, entrepreneurs who work from home can write off a portion of their housing and utility expenses.  That’s often a big question for our clients in our Richardson, TX tax office, who use part of their home in their business.  If you qualify, it can have

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Plano TX – When to Exclude Debt Forgiveness From Taxable Income!

In general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes income to you. However, there are situations that tax law permits you to exclude

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Plano TX – Owe the IRS? You May Have Passports Problems!

When taxpayer’s have IRS Debt, the IRS has a number of tools to use to collect the debt.  Those include levies, liens, and can also include revoking the taxpayer’s passport.  For some taxpayers, this is not a major threat.  For others, there can be a substantial impact

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Frisco TX – What Does it Mean to be in Tax Compliance and Why It’s Critical to Taxpayers

When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office, one of the biggest challenges I often have is getting them into tax compliance.  Today, we’ll discuss what Tax Compliance means to the IRS and why it’s critical to effectively resolving your tax debt.   What Does the

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Plano TX – Safe Harbor For QBI Deductions for Rental Real Estate

Taxpayers involved in Real Estate are the largest group of tax clients for my Richardson, TX tax firm. Did you know that Landlords who spend at least 250 hours a year managing and maintaining their rental properties may be eligible for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction (QBID). That averages

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Frisco TX – Do the Changes Enacted in the Taxpayer’s First Act of 2019 Help You?

Have you heard of the Taxpayer’s First Act, that was passed by Congress on July 1st, 2019? Most of my clients in our Richardson, TX tax office haven’t, but there were some changes made in the Act that benefit taxpayers, and might be worth learning about.   What Is

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